A Messingham Indian restaurant has helped its local hospice supporter group raise over £800 in just one evening.
Over 90 guests enjoyed a delicious Indian meal at the Jaaz Pavillion on Wendover Road in Messingham at a Curry Evening, which was hosted by Lindsey Lodge Hospice’s Messingham Supporter Group.
Restaurant owner Mohammed Elias Javed, known as Raj, felt compelled to support Lindsey Lodge Hospice after successfully receiving treatment and recovering from leukaemia.
Raj said: “I feel very grateful for the leukaemia treatment that I received thanks to the great care I received from the NHS.
“Now I want to be able to give back and support local charities, which are supporting other people like me.”
He added: “A number of my customers have been affected by cancer and helped by Lindsey Lodge, so I wanted to be part of a night where the local community comes together to support the fantastic work of the Hospice.”
Lindsey Lodge Fundraiser Anne Millett said: “This is an incredible amount of money raised through just one event, and on behalf of everyone at the Hospice, I’d like to say a big thank you to Raj and his team along with our Messingham Supporter Group for hosting such a successful event.”
She added: “Every penny raised at the Curry Evening will help us to provide free, high quality care to local people with life-limiting illnesses and their families, when they need it most.”